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   Chapter 175 THE CONTRACT.

Poems by Emily Dickinson, Three Series, Complete By Emily Dickinson Characters: 495

Updated: 2017-12-01 00:03

I gave myself to him,

And took himself for pay.

The solemn contract of a life

Was ratified this way.

The wealth might disappoint,

Myself a poorer prove

Than this great purchaser suspect,

The daily own of Love

Depreciate the


But, till the merchant buy,

Still fable, in the isles of spice,

The subtle cargoes lie.

At least, 't is mutual risk, -

Some found it mutual gain;

Sweet debt of Life, - each night to owe,

Insolvent, every noon.

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